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Photo shows how to update cabinets by adding birch fronts to the doors. Est. cost per door: $3.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 60

How to "applique" pieces of wood to cupboard doors. Pattern for stylized sunburst is included.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1974 (v.52#1) pg. 53, 40

Photo shows how kitchen cabinets can be given an interesting touch by replacing standard cabinet pulls with wooden mixing spoons in a variety of shapes. Est. cost: $12.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 34

Eight decorating ideas for kitchen cabinet doors.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1976 (v.54#1) pg. 58

Photos show how to camouflage old cabinets and an old-style refrigerator with a facelift of 1x4 crating lumber and furring strips.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1978 (v.56#5) pg. M14 (228+)

Seven ways to give existing kitchen cabinets a facelift.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1979 (v.57#11) pg. 166

How to decorate kitchen cabinet doors with bright flowers cut from self adhesive fabric. Estimated cost: $16.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1980 (v.58#7) pg. 91, 126

Three kitchen cabinet face-lifts. (1) Paint and stencil. (2) Resurface with plastic laminate. (3) Add replacement doors.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1986 (v.64#7) pg. 68

Tip for removing the warp from kitchen cabinet doors.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1981 (v.4#5) pg. 5

Focus on kitchens. Step-by-step instructions for affordable kitchen remodeling. Includes tips on making punched copper (or tin) inserts for cabinet doors, installing a wood countertop, the latest in surfacing materials, etc.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1989 (v.12#4) pg. 27
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1989 (v.12#11) pg. 5

Kitchen cupboard facelift. Build replacement kitchen cabinet doors from pre-finished (Melamine) particleboard edged in oak.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1990 (v.13#5) pg. 23

Use modeling paste and painted sunflowers to decorate your kitchen cabinet doors.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #81 Jun 1981 (v.7#9) pg. 41

Making pierced tin panels for kitchen cabinet doors.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Jun 1980 (v.11#3) pg. 46

How to make frame-and-panel kitchen cabinet doors with fabric curtain panels.
FAMILY CIRCLE Sep 16 1982 (v.95#13) pg. 102, 160

Remake your kitchen cabinet doors by installing stained glass panels.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #230 Jul-Aug 1982 (v.32#6) pg. 84

Kitchen cabinet face-lift. What is involved in covering or replacing doors, drawer fronts, and other visible surfaces.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #272 Oct 1986 (v.36#8) pg. 61

Cabinet face lift. Refacing your old cabinets gives them a completely new look for half the cost and a tenth the trouble of new cabinets. How to use plywood and self-adhesive veneer to cover the wooden cases and then install replacement doors and drawer fronts.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #311 Sep 1990 (v.40#8) pg. 36

How to realign out-of-kilter kitchen cabinet doors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #341 Sep 1993 (v.43#8) pg. 69

Storage for those thin mix packets (gravy, chip dip, etc.) is made by attaching clear plastic panels and narrow wood strips to the inside of kitchen cabinet doors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #345 Feb 1994 (v.44#2) pg. 95

Kitchen cabinet renewals. A look at cabinet refacing that can be done by do-it-yourselfers. Describes preparing the surface of old cabinets and applying veneer.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #371 Sep 1996 (v.46#8) pg. 78

How to install glass in kitchen cabinet doors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #379 Jun 1997 (v.47#6) pg. 47

Renew your old kitchen cabinets. (1) Prepare the surface and apply a flawless enamel paint job. (2) Replace the doors and drawer fronts. (3) Use Euro-style hinges.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #396 Mar 1999 (v.49#3) pg. 32

Simple jig assists in hanging cabinet doors.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #1 Feb-Mar 1981 pg. 5

Jig for positioning cabinet doors while attaching hinges.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #3 Jun-Jul 1981 pg. 6

Unique kitchen cabinets feature doors which are curved on the bottom (much like the letter U cut in half vertically down the middle). The doors slide left or right for access to the cabinet.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #15 Jun-Jul 1983 pg. 78

Carving cabinets. Adding texture and interest to kitchen cabinet doors and drawer fronts.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #47 Jun-Jul 1988 pg. 64

Refacing kitchen cabinets. How to give a kitchen a face-lift with veneer, new doors, and new drawer fronts.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #81 Apr-May 1993 pg. 72

Tambour kitchen cabinets feature tambour doors which slide upward and disappear behind faceboard and false back.
FINE WOODWORKING #25 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 78

Decorative kitchen cabinet doors feature clear pine raised panels decorated with Norwegian floral painting (rosemaling).
FINE WOODWORKING #25 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 79

Tips on making board-and-batten kitchen cabinet doors.
FINE WOODWORKING #34 May-Jun 1982 pg. 26

Tip on building battened cabinet doors to allow for wood movement.
FINE WOODWORKING #69 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 12

Tips on sawing your own veneer for use as door and drawer facing material on kitchen cabinets.
FINE WOODWORKING #95 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 28

Jig for cutting hinge mortises in kitchen cabinet doors using a router.
FINE WOODWORKING #121 Nov-Dec 1996 pg. 24

Kitchen facelift. Photos illustrate the steps taken by professionals to relaminate your old kitchen cabinets and countertops.
HOME MECHANIX #711 Jul 1987 (v.83) pg. 40

How to renew kitchen cabinets by applying self-adhesive wood veneer to solid doors and replacing shutter doors (louver doors) with cane inserts.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1986 (v.11#1) pg. 46

Tip: Have an automobile paint shop refinish your metal kitchen cabinet doors after you have removed and cleaned them.
HOMEOWNER Sep 1986 (v.11#7) pg. 16

Cabinet makeovers. Information about refacing cabinet doors. The simple approach to refinishing existing cabinets. Basics of laminating cabinet doors.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1987 (v.12#10) pg. 26

Give kitchen cabinets a like-new look by remodeling, restyling, or replacing the doors.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1983 (v.8#1) pg. 50

Kitchen sink cabinet with sliding door front and overhead storage with slanted sliding doors.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #479 Apr 1968 (v.64) pg. 111

A one-wall kitchen redo. Update plain kitchen cabinets by adding wooden frames to the doors. Replace plain soffits with bricked arches.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #599 Apr 1978 (v.74) pg. 97

Article on building cupboards for a Victorian kitchen includes information on making punched tin panels for cabinet fronts.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1978 (v.6#10) pg. 117

How to give kitchen cabinets a face lift without even removing the doors and drawer fronts. Involves cementing strips of perfinished paneling and colored Masonite on the faces.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1974 (v.204#2) pg. 112

Tip: Make bulletin boards out of every kitchen cabinet door by covering them with acoustical wall carpeting.
SUNSET Feb 1979 (v.162#2) pg. 98

Tip: How to reface old kitchen cabinets.
SUNSET Jun 1979 (v.162#6) pg. 130

Tip: Face inexpensive cabinets with strips of pine to create a custom look.
SUNSET Nov 1980 (v.165#5) pg. 134

Kitchen cabinet doors and wall covering consist of 3" slats separated with 1" spaces (like you see on an orange crate).
SUNSET Feb 1990 (v.184#2) pg. 128

Three kitchen arrangements for maximum efficiency and utilization. Includes instructions for making grooved cabinet fronts and for building a laundry unit coverup on casters that looks like a built-in cabinet.
WOMAN'S DAY Jan 9 1978 (v.41#5) pg. 74

Eight photos show ways to add a new look to kitchen cabinets by applying decorative materials.
WOMAN'S DAY Jan 23 1979 (v.42#5) pg. 96

How to use window shades instead of doors on kitchen cupboards.
WOMAN'S DAY Sep 4 1979 (v.42#14) pg. 74, 92

Easy kitchen face-lifts. How to decorate cabinet doors with wooden strips, paper caning, etc.
WOMAN'S DAY Jan 12 1982 (v.45#5) pg. 84, 98

Tips on decorating kitchen cabinet doors with wallpaper and wood strips.
WOMAN'S DAY Aug 1 1984 (v.47#13) pg. 78, 132

Wall cabinet features tambour door which rolls up and disappears behind a false back in the cabinet. Use as medicine cabinet, kitchen cabinet, etc. Instructions for making your own tambour.
WOODSMITH #17 Sep 1981 pg. 10

The great kitchen facelift. How to replace the doors and drawer-fronts on existing kitchen cabinets with more decorative frame-and-panel styles. Some tips.
WOODWORKER #1096 Mar 1985 (v.89) pg. 198

Step-by-step instructions on how to make a frame-and-panel door for a kitchen cabinet.
WOODWORKER #1101 Aug 1985 (v.89) pg. 593

Low-cost, easy kitchen remodeling involves resurfacing existing cabinets with plastic overlays. Instructions for working with the overlay material furnished.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1978 (v.34#6) pg. 38

How to reface kitchen cabinets.
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1996 (v.52#1) pg. 38

How to remove wooden panels from frame-and-panel cabinet doors and replace them with glass without dismantling the frame.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1998 (v.54#1) pg. 6